Strength Training for Golfers: A Proven Regimen to Improve Your Strength, Flexibility, Endurance, and Distance Off the Tee

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For years, the importance of strength training for golfers was maligned or dismissed. But now that more and more golfers have turned to strength training to augment their game with outstanding results, we now know that proper strength training is an absolutely critical factor in improving not only the golfer’s overall fitness level, but in dramatically improving his or her game as well. In Strength Training for Golfers, John Little offers a workout and training schedule specific to the unique fitness needs of the...

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Overview

For years, the importance of strength training for golfers was maligned or dismissed. But now that more and more golfers have turned to strength training to augment their game with outstanding results, we now know that proper strength training is an absolutely critical factor in improving not only the golfer’s overall fitness level, but in dramatically improving his or her game as well. In Strength Training for Golfers, John Little offers a workout and training schedule specific to the unique fitness needs of the golfer. The result of a successful ten-year study, the Max Contraction™ exercises included in this book specifically target the muscles used in the golf swing to help increase strength, flexibility, and muscle endurance, and add, on average, up to twenty additional yards of distance off the tee.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616087302
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/15/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 686,394
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Little is one of the world’s leading authorities on scientific strength training. He lives in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction: Towards a New Perspective xiii

Part 1 The Data

Chapter 1 Where are All the Tigers? 3

Chapter 2 A Stronger Golfer Is a Better Golfer 7

Chapter 3 A Revolutionary Study-And Its Implications 13

Chapter 4 A Second Revolutionary Study-The Once a Week Workout 19

The Nautilus North Study

Enter the Body Comp Weight Analysis Center

The Stimulus

A New Observation: Muscular Suppression

No Decompensation in Forty-Eight to Ninety-Six Hours

Part 2 The Method

Chapter 5 Understanding the Process 43

Chapter 6 The MAX GOLF Workout 51

Tim Peake Workout

Non-Nautilus Max Contraction Workout

Chapter 7 Tips for More Productive Workouts 77

Longer Time of Contraction (TOC) for Beginners

Keep Accurate Records

Proceed Cautiously

Training partners

Understand the Nature of High Energy Exercise

Allow Sufficient Time for Adequate Recovery and Growth to Take Place

Strive to Increase the Intensity

Chapter 8 Advanced Training 83

Max Strap Pulldowns

Leg Extensions

Leg Curls

Part 3 Additional Considerations

Chapter 9 What About Stretching? 95

Stretching Does Not Warm Up Muscles

Stretching Does Not Prevent Injuries

Stretching Does Not Make You More Flexible

Stretching Does Not Help You Recover from an Injury More Quickly

Stretching Does Not Make You Stronger

Chapter 10 Max Nutrition for Peak Performance and Weight Control 103

A Rational Approach to Fat Loss

Diets and Why They Work

What Is Overweight?

Body Composition

Diet for the Golfer

Chapter 11 Senior Benefits 125

Actually Reversing Aging

The Anti-Aging Prescription

Chapter 12 Questions and Answers 131

Sources 167

Acknowledgments 169

About the Author 171

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